Increased cases of drug smuggling from Thailand

By On January 16, 2018

Increased cases of drug smuggling from Thailand

Increased cases of drug smuggling from Thailand Increased cases of drug smuggling from Thailand

NHK has learned that more than a dozen Thai women attempted to smuggle illegal stimulant drugs through Narita Airport near Tokyo over a 3-week period last year.

Authorities in Japan and Thailand say 13 women in their 20s to 50s have been indicted for smuggling a total of 13.9 kilograms of drugs, with a street value in Japan estimated at around 8 million dollars.

The women landed at Narita between mid-November and the beginning of December last year.

Investigators say each of the women carried up to 3 kilograms of the drugs, and that 2 of them were among travelers on a budget package tour.

The investi gators suspect that a criminal organization used the women as couriers in an effort to smuggle a large amount of illegal drugs over a short period.

Thailand's embassy in Tokyo called on Thai travelers visiting Japan to exercise caution when requested by someone else to transport a package.

The Japan National Tourism Organization says the number of Thai tourists visiting Japan hit a record of more than 987,000 last year.

Source: Google News Thailand | Netizen 24 Thailand

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